Why do humans walk the way they do?
|Being a mother has gotten me thinking about some things. Most theories on why humans began walking upright are centered on the male perspective: Male free hands to carry things. Male bring Female food. Female give Male sex.|
While that might be part of the story, there’s a far more logical explanation in my mind. Females started walking on two legs to take their infants away from dangerous situations. Those who protected their babies obviously had more reproductive success.
As our babies started to rely more on their mothers for safety, they also became more curious. Our prolonged childhoods allowed more time for brain development. Every human you see is a monument to countless hours of patience from parents and other caretakers.